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Address: 2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis...
A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
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Stroll down and enjoy a beverage

Browse shops, get a bite to eat or sit and watch the people go by. Check for various celebrations held here each year. Just a block off the water front where you can find many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Brazoria, Texas

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Brazoria, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Browse shops, get a bite to eat or sit and watch the people go by. Check for various celebrations held here each year. Just a block off the water front where you can find many places from quick snacks to fine dining.

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Richardson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

No reason to miss this great area. Lots of interesting shops and restaurants. Reminds me a little of New Orleans too. Love the old architecture. Definitely a not-to-miss area of Galveston.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Strand is the perfect vacation shopping experience. It's about four blocks long, with shops on either side of the street. Its interspersed with restaurants, and several of the shops have little bars in them and you can have a drink or two while you're wandering. You'll find the perfect vacation memento, and the shopkeepers and so friendly. They just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Take a walk down the strand. There are numerous shops to visit, but beware - there are decent prices on some things - and then there are some places where they want $30 for a hat that we got later at Wal Mart for $13. La King's Confectionery was a wonderful trip back in history. There are of course the... More 

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

When you visit Galveston you have to go on to the Strand. The beach is nice and there are a lot of shops to go in and pick up a few things to remember your trip. There are plenty of places to eat and you can always find a place to park. but walking is half the fun. If you... More 

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Leesville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

There are quite a few shops on the Strand. They range from selling candy and Tshirts to getting your knives sharpened.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Plenty of unique shops. Grab an ice cream, candy or drink along the way. There is a 30 minute movie about Galveston's transition that we missed. I have a relative that is a native and she highly recommends the movie. Sorry we missed it but is on the list for the next visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

It was fun and relaxing, clean, but not a whole lot of variety of stores and not really any other attractions near by.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We always visit the Strand for an afternoon whenever we rent a beach house in Galveston. Its a great mix of shops and decent restaurants. Make sure you visit the museums and learn about the history of Galveston including the great flood. You can also go on ghost tours at night.

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PHOENIX, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

neat street full of shops,bars and restaurants with a ton of history and stories.the locals are super friendly and love the town,talk to as many as you can to hear some great tales.

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Address: 2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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